Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Meyers is a co-founder of First Marblehead. He has served as our chief executive officer and president and as a director since September 2008, and as chairman of our board of directors since May 2010. Mr. Meyers also served as our chief executive officer and chairman from our incorporation in 1994 to September 2005 and as our president from November 2004 to September 2005. Since October 2006, Mr. Meyers has served as the sole member, chairman and chief executive officer of Sextant Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm. From 1980 to 1991, Mr. Meyers was involved in arbitrage and derivatives trading at EF Hutton, Prudential Bache Securities, LF Rothschild Unterberg Towbin and Commodities Corporation, each of which were financial services firms. He began working on asset-back securities financings in 1986. He currently serves as the chair emeritus of the board of the Curry School of Education Foundation and as a consulting member of the finance committee of the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia, and as the chairman of the board of Steward Medical Group, a unit of Steward Health Care System, a system of 11 hospitals headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves on the board of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education and is a member of the Education Funding Committee of the Consumer Bankers Association. Mr. Meyers received an A.B. from Brandeis University and completed the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gelber has served as a director since November 2013, our president since August 2013, our chief operating officer since August 2012 and as a managing director since September 2008. He served as our chief administrative officer from March 2010 to August 2012 and as our senior vice president, corporate development from August 2008 to September 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Gelber held various positions at First Marblehead in the capital markets and product strategy groups. Since October 2006, Mr. Gelber has served as president of Sextant Holdings, LLC, a private investment firm, the sole member of which is Mr. Meyers. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Gelber served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Quinn (N.Y.), primarily focused on education, telecommunication and banking legislation. Mr. Gelber received a B.A. from The George Washington University.
William P. Baumer
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Baumer has served as our Chief Risk Officer since September 2007, as a Managing Director since September 2008 and as the Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiary Union Federal Savings Bank since July 2010. Mr. Baumer served as our Senior Vice President, Compliance from July 2004 to September 2007. From 2003 to June 2004, Mr. Baumer served as the Compliance Manager for the nationwide mortgage operations at Bank of America, N.A. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Baumer was the Compliance Director-Core Banking for Fleet Boston Financial Corporation, a bank that was acquired by Bank of America, and was responsible for regulatory compliance programs in Fleet's consumer, commercial and administrative staff units. He joined Fleet in 1984 and held various leadership positions in the Compliance, Audit, Credit and Retail Banking business units. Mr. Baumer received a B.S. from Franklin Pierce College and has earned Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist certifications.
Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mr. Neely has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2014, as a Managing Director, Finance since November 2008 and as Treasurer since April 2011. From June 2008 to March 2011, he served as our Controller, from June 2008 to October 2008, he served as our Senior Vice President, Finance and from July 2005 to May 2008, he served as our Senior Vice President, Financial Analysis and prior to that served as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. From July 2001 to July 2005, Mr. Neely served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for our subsidiary, First Marblehead Education Resources, Inc. From 1997 to June 2001, Mr. Neely served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Education Resources, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Neely served as the Chief Financial Officer for Curry College and served 13 years as Chief Financial Officer for a student loan servicer. Mr. Neely received a B.S.B.A. from Babson College and a M.B.A., with honors, from Boston University.
Managing Director, Business Development and Product Strategy
Mr. Heneghan has served as our Managing Director, Business Development and Product Strategy, since January 2011. From 1996 to January 2006, Mr. Heneghan held various positions at First Marblehead in the Business Development, Corporate Development and Product Strategy groups. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Heneghan served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Quinn (N.Y.). Mr. Heneghan received a B.A. from The George Washington University, an M.A. from Pennsylvania State University and attended the London School of Economics.
Managing Director, General Counsel and Secretary
Ms. Murray has served as our General Counsel since August 2012 and as a Managing Director and our Secretary since May 2012. She served as our Acting General Counsel from May 2012 to August 2012 and as our Senior Counsel, Corporate Law from March 2010 to April 2012. From October 2007 to February 2010, Ms. Murray was a Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, and from October 2000 to September 2007, Ms. Murray was an associate at Goodwin Procter. While at Goodwin Procter, Ms. Murray practiced general corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, and corporate governance matters. Ms. Murray received a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Managing Director, Product Strategy
Ms. Bertrand has served as Managing Director, Product Strategy, since September 2008. From September 2003 to September 2008, Ms. Bertrand held various positions at First Marblehead in the Business Development and Product Strategy groups. From 2000 to September 2003, Ms. Bertrand worked in the Investment Banking division of Robertson Stephens and Jefferies & Co., where she helped companies in the Specialty Finance sector raise capital in public and private capital markets. Ms. Bertrand received a B.A. from Middlebury College.
Managing Director, Human Resources
Ms. Burnham has served as Managing Director of Human Resources since September 2008. From February 2006 to September 2008, Ms. Burnham served as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Relationships, managing First Marblehead's critical business alliances with guarantors and servicers. From July 2003 to February 2006, Ms. Burnham served as the Vice President of Corporate Services, directing all aspects of administrative support and service functions for the organization. Prior to that, Ms. Burnham served in various senior positions across the company, including executive and board support roles. Ms. Burnham is an active member of various human resources industry associations and has an associate's degree from Marian Court College. Ms. Burnham has also completed the Simmons College Executive Leadership Management Program.